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I Wanted to be James Bond. Then, Banacek . . .

I Wanted to be James Bond. Then, Banacek . . .

When I was young I wanted to be James Bond. In many ways, I still do. Hope springs eternal. I’ve had my James Bond moments–more than anyone is entitled to in a single lifetime. I can’t go into all of them here, but let me just say that if...
Knowledge? I Don’t Know Nothin’

Knowledge? I Don’t Know Nothin’

How much do you really know? A photo posted by Bill LaBrie (@billlabrie) on Nov 9, 2014 at 11:14am PST I don’t know much, really. But I’ve heard some things. There was an article that recently went viral about “what you learn in your forties.”...
Careers: Who’s the Weird One Now?

Careers: Who’s the Weird One Now?

Man, I was totally wrong about careers.   Over the last ten years or so, I’ve been proven wrong about so many things. Revelations have blitzed past me like WalMart trucks on the Interstate. This is the latest: I’ve suddenly come to an understanding of...
Careers: Artists’ Greatest Fear

Careers: Artists’ Greatest Fear

I think a life of destitution as an unknown in service of art isn’t artists’ greatest fear. The greatest fear is to become successful (and famous) for the wrong thing. The thing you didn’t want to become your career. This is the fear of most artists....